Step through the 4th Wall…into the world of NUMINA. You get in contact with Shawn who is able to hear your voice through the 4th wall! You meet in a very critical moment where Shawn loses someone very close to him while being swept up in a conspiracy that involves your mutual bond. A plot threatening to shake the foundations of the world.
Your bond will be tested in an exciting adventure that fuses many classic RPG aspects: A character-driven story in which your relationships change the course of the story, a dynamic battle system, challenging puzzles, towns waiting to be explored and other exciting locations!
In-Game Background Story/Lore
Numina takes place in the prosperous world of Alterna. Many people live a comfortable live thanks to the power of Life’s Breath. A mysterious energy source used for technology that makes remote desert areas livable, power trade ships across the vast oceans without having to rely on wind and heal disease and linder pain.
Life’s Breath enters Alterna through the temples of Proserpina – governed by the omnipresent authority called “The Ecclesia”. The Ecclesia oversees many aspects of life in Alterna which not everyone is happy with. An underground group, simply called “the rebels” stir chaos and try to uncover the dark side of the order of the Ecclesia: Ruthless censorship, explotation and even darker secrets waiting to be unveiled…
Numina is inspired by the classics of the JRPG genre: A character-driven storyline with player choices, a turn-based battle system with modern twists and side quests that allow you to dive deeper into the lore of the world.
- Breaking the 4th Wall: The 4th wall is a concept from theater where the actors on stage directly interact with the audience. In the same fashion, you partake in the story of Numina as a character in the form of a bodiless voice that only Shawn can hear – a guardian spirit. You can interact with Shawn and influence his decisions through dialogue choices in the game.
- Branching Decisions: The decisions you make influences the relationship Shawn has with the other characters you’ll meet in the game. Having good relationships with your party members unlocks powerful combo-attacks in battle and may open up the opportunity to take your relationship to the next level ♥ Your decisions also influence the overall course of the story to conclude into one of the four possible endings.
- Battle with the Elements: Engage in a round-based combat system with action inputs for some attacks that require you to make timed inputs for maximum damage! Each character also has unique elemental abilities to exploit enemy weaknesses. Incorporate this into your strategy to quickly win battles.
- Explore the World of Alterna: Most side quests in NUMINA allow you to dive deeper into the backstory and lore of the world. But you can also explore the beautiful scenery with your grappling hook to reach higher places and find new gear, spell scrolls or rare items.
About Numina developer
Dev’s name is Manuel and he has always dreamed about creating his own games. He used to spend hours in map editors making up his own levels and stories. Engines like RPG Maker or Unity later were a huge stepping stone to get into making actual games, rather than just imagining them. And from there it’s mostly been just himself and in the case of Numina – it’s been almost a decade of crafting this story in the world of Alterna.
His good friend Thomas J. Peters and composer for Numina has been part of this journey and contributed the amazing soundtrack to Numina. And the very talented clivenzu created the character portraits for the main cast.
Release date & platforms
Numina, Part 1 will release on the 1st of July, 2022 on PC, Mac and Linux. Part 2 will release later this year.